Port of Nanaimo Gains Ground for Mid-Island Community with Significant Signings
Aug 02, 2018
The last few months have been very busy for the Port of Nanaimo with a number of the projects rushing towards their conclusion in late July. Projects now secured and/or leases signed are as follows:
- Nanaimo Yacht Club – long term lease signed.
- Protection Island Neighbourhood Association – long term lease signed.
- Western Canada Marine Response Corporation – long term lease signed triggering the next steps towards construction of their warehouse/office and marine facility for their Nanaimo hub for oil pollution response on the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf.
- Western Stevedoring – long term lease and joint works agreement signed triggering construction of the Vehicle Processing Centre (VPC) along with the required marine works on/at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf in preparation/to be ready for the first PCTC (Pure Truck Car Carrier) scheduled for January 2019.
Ewan Moir, President & CEO of the Port of Nanaimo states: “These projects and the generous $6.3 Million funding announcement from Minister of Transport Marc Garneau in mid-June will put major dollars to work for our Vancouver Island community and generate key long-term benefits for local residents, businesses and visitors. And we cannot overlook DP World Nanaimo putting through its 100,000 container this week at our Duke Point Terminal – a major milestone for that facility. What a positive way to celebrate our summer and the start to a third quarter!”
The Port of Nanaimo will continue to communicate details about these projects as they unfold so that residents, community partners and stakeholders recognize the many benefits from progression in several areas.
The Port of Nanaimo is one of 18 Port Authorities across Canada, established under the Canada Marine Act and Letters Patent to promote and support the national, regional and local economies and to ensure a safe and secure harbour for cargo operations. See more at www.npa.ca
Port of Nanaimo Chair Michelle Corfield and Western Stevedoring President Brad Eshleman – July 31-2018